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Palomito cocktail recipe by Amazónico

29 Feb 2024 | Updated on: 07 Mar 2024 |By Annie Lewis

Planning a Friday night on the sofa? Turn your cosy evening up a notch with this spicy Palomito cocktail courtesy of Amazónico

If you’re looking for a good time, you can guarantee you’ll get one at Amazónico. Situated on Mayfair‘s Berkeley Square, its flamboyant interiors, ever-changing roster of DJs and late-night licence has cemented its position as one of London’s best party palaces – with Latin-American-inspired cuisine and delectable cocktails to boot.

The former is courtesy of executive chef Vitelio Reyes – whose menus are inspired by his childhood in Venezuela while being tinged with Japanese flavours resulting in an array of ceviches, grilled meats and sushi – while the latter is overseen by head of bars, Giannis Apostolopoulos. The new destination bar Octo, accessed via a golden staircase which takes you underneath the main restaurant, launched last summer to incorporate South American flavours into innovative serves, featuring Jungle Juice with Glenfiddich 21 rum, Casamigos mezcal, peach and pineapple as well as Club Sazerac with Whistle Pig whiskey, Hennessy XO, coconut and saffron.

However, our favourite is the Palomito: a fruitier take on the classic mojito drink that’s instead infused with tequila and homemade spicy mangoes. “The Palomito encapsulates the versatile flavours and ingredients of South America [and] has the perfect mix of sweetness from the mango agave, paired with a jalapeno kick and bitter notes of rhubarb from the Amaro Santoni,” explains Apostolopoulos. “I wanted to create a cocktail that not only elevates diners’ moods and helps them relax, but also transports them to the jungle.” Read on to discover the recipe and how you can recreate this at home.




  • Casamigos Reposado tequila 35ml
  • Fresh lime juice 20ml
  • Spicy mango agave* 15ml
  • Amaro Santoni 10ml
  • Grapefruit tonic To top up


  1. Add all the ingredients apart from the tonic into a double old fashioned glass.
  2. Stir to dissolve the agave into the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Add ice and top up with grapefruit tonic.
  4. Garnish with grapefruit and mint.


Spicy mango agave


  • Ripe mango, chopped 1
  • Agave nectar 500ml
  • Water 500ml
  • Green jalapenos, chopped 2
  • Tajin 1 tbsp


  1. Add the agave and water into a large saucepan and bring it to the boil.
  2. Once it’s bubbling, add the chopped ingredients and tajin.
  3. Decrease the heat and let it simmer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove from heat and let it rest at room temperature in a sealproof container for 24 hours.
  5. Strain the liquid through a sieve and then store in the fridge.

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